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and a station in martinez not far from the shell oil refinery. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in martinez to explain what this means for people living near the stations. alan? >> dan, when you live next to a refinery like this one there is always comfort in knowing you have a fire station in your neighborhood. but the clough is sures are being based on stations with the lowest number of calls, and that's why the one in this neighborhood could be shutdown. carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department, but in case of a major catastrophe it would receive mutual aid from station 12 of the contra costa fire protection district. the mutual aid could end due to a lack of funding. >> i know which i am not happy about that. it is nice having a fire station across the street. >> it will impact response times to areas around the station as well as we are going to have to wait long for resources because they will be coming from further away and they require multiple fire engines. >> if station 12 is shutdown people living near the refiner
, clayton and a station in martinez not far from the shell oil refinery. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in martinez to explain what this means for people living near the stations. alan? >> dan, when you live next to a refinery like this one there is always comfort in knowing you have a fire station in your neighborhood. but the clough is sures are being based on stations with the lowest number of calls, and that's why the one in this neighborhood could be shutdown. carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department, but in case of a major catastrophe it would receive mutual aid from station 12 of the contra costa fire protection district. the mutual aid could end due to a lack of funding. >> i know which i am not happy about that. it is nice having a fire station across the street. >> it will impact response times to areas around the station as well as we are going to have to wait long for resources because they will be coming from further away and they require multiple fire engines. >> if station 12 is shutdown people liv
. there martinez and walnut creek. live in martinez tonight county super visors have been debating shutting down station autos right this, vote already postponed from last week.f$ so the more analysis could be done. they are still talking now four stations that will likely be closed number 16 in lafayette. 12 in martinez, in our walnut creek z station 11 in clayton. the district says this is the best way to deal with a fiscal crisis caused by a steep decline inappropriate tax revenue coinciding with an increase in pension payouts, then, voters rejected a parcel tax on the november ballot. this afternoon, much of the discussion has centered on how to minimize impact of closures how to keep response times within an acceptable range. part of the difficulties here is that there are different problems and solutions when talking about fire response versus medical response. >> i was hopeful one of the things we'd hear is creative answers to how we're going to be able to generate revenues and in order to keep stations ox that is not the case today. >> we know there will be reduced service, reduced prote
is live in martinez tonight. no one wants a fire station near their home to close. >> that is right. it's something else they're worried about, their insurance rates going up. the board acting as the fire district board supposed to make a decision on the stations. today, but late this afternoon, they decided they needed more information and have pushed back final votes until next week. >> garth lives a half mile from the fire station 16, the only one serving his neighborhood on the west side. lights have been off and sirens silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. now, it could be closed permanently january 1. >> when you cut back on something like that, they've responded to a lot of things here. not having them here... it's disconcerting. >> with the failure of measure q, the supervisors must huf to close stations. the candidates include station 16 in lay fayette, number 12 on shell avenue in martinez, number four on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and number 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with no fire stations in the city. we'
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refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department in case of a major catastrophe it would receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 stations. >> it is a difficult decision. we did say that we would listen to what the voters said. and they either would want us to continue the current service level or they would not approve it. unfortunately, it did not get the 2/3 it needed. >> reporter: many feel closures are inevitable because the district needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. the supervisors will vote to close the four st
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that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek, lafayette and clayton on center avenue. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa fire officials to save $10 million a year. officials warned that if a partial tax measure failed last month, this would happen, and the measure did fail. >> we're basically at a juncture now where we don't have an awful lot of options available to us. >> fire officials said they made their decision based on call volume of at each. firefighters say closing the station will increase response time. >> we'll have to reconsider our tactics, maybe not go in because when you -- when you go in to do an interior fire tack, you need to have the necessary backup on the outside. >> the supervisors asked the fire chief to come back with more information on specific stations and possible alternatives. >> it is most likely that there'll be some closure, whether that means full or partial closure, i think it's too early to tell. >>
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and their impact this all afternoon. kron four's dan kerman has been inside that board meeting...and has the latest developments. this is fire station number 12 in martinez it's one of four stations on the chopping block >> this is not an easy choice not want to have to do but we're out of options. we will have to do the best we cannot even with the closure of these stations. >> the fire chief says closing these stations will lead to greater response times but he says over the last 4 years the fire district has seen a 32 million dollar drop in property tax revenue and the failure of a parcel tax at the ballot box means >> to try to find another resolution to keep the station open. >> but at a public hearing tuesday, mayors and residents of the communities to be impacted told the fire district board they must look at other options. >> this will leave
their safety tonight. fire station in creighton, lafayett lafayette, mav martinez walnut creek at risk of closing and as laura explains no one wants a fair stationary their home to close. >> i'm very concerned. >>reporter: he lives about half mail from cocoa fire station 16. the only one that serves his neighborhood in the heavily wooded west side of lafayette. the lights have been off and syrup silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. but now it's one of 4 that could be permanently closed january 1st. >> when you start doing cut back and cut back on something like that, that has been here a long time, as long as i have been here and lake i said before they respond to a lot of things here. not having them here is a little disconcerting. >>reporter: with the failure measure 2 last month contra costa county supervisor must now mav to close stations. the candidate include station 16 in lafayette no. 12 on shell avenue martinez. number 4 on walnut correct and no. 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire fire st
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block. lafayette, martinez is also so close to or refineries which has been a concernstation 12 on shell avenue in martinez. they want to keep response times at 5 minutes and response of measure a " q " was rejected recently in the election. they are still concerned of response times. >> we are not going to lay off any firefighters. people were anxious to hear about which stations are going to be impacted. we will have to reach shift and get to work on how we're going to get this community covered. with four different firefighters. and the loss of four fire stations. >> the public comment and there a list of speakers is long. they will consider what the public does to say with before the public.... has to say with the concerns will be heard from the public. >> shell.. avenue, in martinez. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. >>pam: a marine mystery is unfolding on the shores of monterey bay. hundreds of squid are washing ashore, most of them on aptoss - area beaches in santa cruz count
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is here with when a final decision could be made. >> this fire station on shell avenue in martinez is one of four stations in the county marked for closure. in a meeting that just wrapped up, the contra costa county board boar put off making a final vote. >> fire fires throughout the county came in on their day off to see if the contra costa county board of supervisors would vote to close four fire stations. people urged the board to spare the stations in their communities including this fire station situated blocks from the shell refinery. >> it's the first line of defense for us against the many mishaps that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek on hawthorne driver, loafer, and clayton on center avenue. >> this will leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa county fire officials to save $10 mall year. officials warn that if a park tax measure failed last month this would happen and the measure did fail. >> we're at a place now where we don't have an awful
county board is set to vote today on proposed closure of four fire stations, martinez, walnut creek, we have lafayette and clayton. cuts come -- after voters rejected parcel tax for fire services on the november ballot, no firefighters will lose their jobs because the district is already short-handed. residents will face longer response times. >>> traffic and weather together, next. live look outside 101 san rafael headlights heading southbound. you can see how chilly it is overnight. if your heater kicked on that will be your clue. mike will have the forecast coming up. >>> money laundering, mexican drug cartels and ties to terrorism. the punishment just announced for one of the world's largest >>> welcome back. nine minutes after 6:00 on this tuesday morning. doppler -- seattle to portland off the coast where our rain maker is, gives you an idea how facetvñeí moving, it is --w fast it is off moing, rainfall appears light with this system. cooler start, 30s inland, patchy fog, most of us clear mid to upper 40s bay and coast. high clouds and sunshine noon low to mid 50s, sprinkles po
of the four station that's will likely be closed. they're station 16 in lay fayette, 12 in martinez, in our walnut creek. and 11 in clayton. the fire chief made this as a solution to the district financial crisis caused by a steep deline inappropriate tax revenue with a steep increase in employee pension payout. the chief says they're out of options and trying to come up with ways to minimize the impact like placement of crews and elevenaging of aid, but he says there will be reduced service and protections. this board member had to leave before the vote and made his feelings clear. >> we have to close stations. not what we want to do. not what any of us signed up to do as a member of the board or directives of the fire districts but we have to live within our means. >> if closures are arrived there is a chance they can be temporary or maybe come back in several years as the public employee pension reform act begins to reduce the district's expenses. they started talking at 2:00 this afternoon, so they should be wrapping up fairly soon. live in martinez, abc 7 news. >> thank you, heather. >
, martinez, lafayette and clayton. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in clayton to explain how long it will now take firefighters to respond. good morning, cate. >> good morning, michelle. starting next month the city of clayton won't have a fire station at all that. means the nearest station will be 3.5 miles away in concord. last night's vote came after voters failed to pass measure q, a $75 a year parcel tax. if it passed it would have prevented that's closures. the closures will save the fire protection district $3 m the district faces a $17 million deficit. it says it spent its reserves. for neighbors in clayton, the savings don't outweigh the costs it will mean for the city. >> it's hitting us at a tender spot with us because of what we have been through and we in it. others will unfortunately have to go through it. >> kelly's home was destroyed in a fire in clayton a year and a half ago. she says her son narrowly escaped death because firefighters were minutes away. she is worried the next fire in the town could be worse. the district says they understand the concerns of neighbors and th
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez will be shutting down. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and impact this all afternoon...kron four's dan kerman has been in that board meeting...and has the latest developments. >> after discussing this matter for most of the afternoon it looks like a contra costa fire protection district will delay a decision on weather or not to shut for down of the 28 stations. they need more information before they make this decision. declining revenues, increase in benefits, pensions mean that the district is not have as much money as it needs to have to keep all of these stations open. >> this is the last option we have we have exhausted all of our reserve funds, cutting costs, and trying to go to the public with a temporary tax measure and that did not pass. we are at a point for we cannot go any further. >> the district wants to look at other options in to get some questions answered and next t
in martinez today. the chief says closing the stations will lead to longer response times. he adds the failure of a parcel tax on the november ballot means that there are few option left. >> this is not an easy choice. it's not what we want to have to do. but we are out of options. and we're going to do the best we can to protect them even with the stations closed. >> a public hearing was held today where mayors and residents of the communities affected told the fire district board it must look at other options. the next meeting is scheduled for tuesday, december 11th. the board says at that point it would have to make a final decision on the face of the fire stations. >>> three firefighters who were hurt responding to a crash in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home tonight. they were responding to a crash on highway 24 on sunday morning when an suv lost control on the road and hit them. the driver of the vehicle is still in critical condition. >>> a proposal to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office has been taken to committee for further study. the move comes a
they mainly proposed by commissioner martinez was along the lines if there was a possibility having some kind of designation or recognition or some process -- not necessarily for properties alone, but for other businesses or whatever, and then to try to tie those somehow to some kind of incentives or things that don't currently exist and i think that's where the issue is. kind of like how do you designate and recognize and what are the incentives afterwards? or protections too? >> the board of appeals did meet last night. it was actually the first meeting where we had five members and commissioner honda was approved last week and had the first meeting with the board of appeals last week. he has the history of being a small business owner and currently works in real estate. they heard about a letter of determination appealed to the board and they found the property is within a thousand feet of the merceda heights play ground and recreational facility dedicated to 18 and under which would make this location not suitable in the neighborhood for medical cannabis dispensary. we issued the first
. >> reporter: this is your super bowl? >> this is our super bowl. >> reporter: marcus martinez keeps the planes running on time. and the vans and the trucks and 42 miles of conveyor belts. every package is sent to a hub leerk like this before going on its journey. >> how big of a surge? >> from 1.5 million a night to between 1.9 and 2.1 million a night. >> push back approved 1-8 right. >> reporter: let's check in on our pie, which they were kind enough to track just for us. it's coming in for a landing soon. out to the tarmac nonstop on the runways. okay, so these are now all incoming still. >> exactly. we're going to bring in 15 jet aircraft tonight. >> reporter: tonight alone? >> tonight alone. >> reporter: how busy does this place get compared to other airports? >> after dark it's the busiest airport in the world. >> reporter: most of the work here happens after midnight. timing is everything. back in the command center an on screens all over a clock is counting down the deadline for getting all the packages in and out again. and then our pie is now safely on the ground. thanks to these two
in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette are set to close in january. the board is asking fire officials about costs, benefits and possible alternatives to shutting down the stations before making a final decision. >>> the australian radio station behind a prank phone call involving the duchess of cambridge could face criminal charges. legal parts say the charges could stem from broadcasting a private conversation without the consent of the -- experts say the charges could stem from broadcasting a private conversation without the consent. the nurse who initially took the call from the deejays later committed suicide. the radio station says it tried to contact the hospital to discuss the prank before it aired. >>> some parents in san jose's evergreen school district are reportedly angry over a letter sent by the district last month. the letter outlined the district's response after one parent accused a tear of molesting a child. according to the san jose mercury news, the district said a private investigator found no merit to that charge because chandler had given a "convincing
down in contra costa county. the four stations under walnut creek, kplaiton, martinez and lay fayette. one says today is a difficult decision but has to be made. >> we have to close stations. not what we want to do, certainly not what any of us signed up to do. as a member of the board or director of the fire district. we have to live within our mean autos souper visors compelled because voters turned down a parcel tax to keep stations open. >> hayward arson department investigating a predawn fire that force aid mother and her 8-year-old son to run for their lives, it took just minutes but already engulfed. firefighters say they know why. >> she woke up to a loud crash on the first floor. something broke through window. she believes it was a form of followa to have cocktail. she says she saw flames, grabbed her son and headed out. >> firefighters say a bottle was found in the debris. there is no word on who would have fired in that apartment or why. >> police say they're following up on several leads tonight after three incidents involving a gunman threatening and robbing people. the
fire houses. contra costa county supervisors decided to close stations in love lafayette, martinez, clayton and walnut creek. they will close about $3 million a year. the supervisors say they were forced to close the station after voters turned down a seven-year parcel tax that would have kept them open. >>> a bad year for murders has gotten worse. the latest victim was a teenager whose death invaded a peaceful neighborhood with a crash. abc7 news reporter john olson is live to explain what happened. john? >> reporter: the city's 44th homicide of the year took place in this quiet neighborhood with houses and christmas lights. an area not known for serious crime. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man who may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick up. the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home right in the middle of the afternoon. the driver somehow ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. *9 woman who lived here heard popping sounds and a screech. another neighbor says she noticed m
. they're in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. how the closures could potentially mean waiting longer in a emergency. >> reporter: kelly's teenage son narrowly escapes the flames when a fire beg your pardon their home in the ground. firefighters from her nearby station arrived in minutes. dousing the flames. >> it was a fast burning fire. and the way that the flames were going my fear was it would take another home. >> reporter: the next fire in her town will be worse. today the board of supervisors voted to shutter four fire stations including the only one in clayton to say $3 million. it means a lot of people who live in this area will go from having a fire station seconds away to mile ace way. we outed a camera and timed our drive to the nearest fire station. it took us 8:12 to arrive at fire station 223.5-mile ace way. that's obviously a bit longer man it would take a fire truck to make that same trip, but still people who live in this area say those crucial extra minutes count difference between life and death. >> every minute counts. now we'll have to wait that mu
lafayette, martinez, clayton and walnut creek. they will close about $3 million a year. the supervisors say they were forced to close the station after voters turned down a seven-year parcel tax that would have kept them open. >>> a bad year for murders has gotten worse. the latest victim was a teenager whose death invaded a peaceful neighborhood with a crash. abc7 news reporter john olson is live to explain what happened. john? >> reporter: the city's 44th homicide of the year took place in this quiet neighborhood with houses and christmas lights. an area not known for serious crime. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man who may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick up. the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home right in the middle of the afternoon. the driver somehow ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. *9 woman who lived here heard popping sounds and a screech. another neighbor says she noticed men arguing loudly. >> we heard arguing, but that was it. i heard that, but then i have t
stations in lafayette, martinez, clayton and walnut creek. will save the county three million dollars per year. supervisors say they were forced to close the stations after voters turned didn't a parcel tax that would have kept them open. >>> google co-founder larry page and his wife lucy want to make sure every child in the bay area who needs a flu shot can get one for free. the family foundation is funding a month long program offering kids 4 to 18 the vaccine at no cost. the shot is available now at most target many younger children will require a booster shot, those are also free. all you have to do is show up, fill out some paperwork and the kids get their shot the program runs through december 31st. normally it is $25. free, that is terrific and deserves a shout-out! >>> december 12th, 2012. >> lucky day to star the share your holiday food drive, a lot of us will be taking your donations having fun. how is the weather going to be? >> that's the question. >>> we will have scattered showers throughout the day, not a lot of moisture associated with the system, still, as you look at liv
, martinez, lafayette and clayton. no firefighters by the way will be laid off. the goal is to save about $3 million a year. fire crews say the station closures will affect emergency response times though. >>> we have a lot more to come including new word from the feds how long we can expect interest rates to stay low. >> if americans think we are going to get rid of a trillion dollar deficit without any pain to them, then they haveto ask, are they americans is it. >> harsh words from a california republicans as the "fiscal cliff" face-off continues in washington. >> a bay area couple plays see contract santa at walmart handing out cash and gifts to total strangers. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. had the showers beginning to wind down but we are getting ready for a bitter cold night. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, world trade center in new yk is well on its way to completion. this morning crs began lifting the first of 8 >>> after years of delays, the new site of the one world trade center in new york is on the way to completion. this
. they are in martinez, lafayette and clinton. they -- clayton. they needed to save $3 million a year. this is after voters rejected a partial tax that would have raised revenue to keep the stations open. >>> honda is recalling older suvs and minivans because of a problem with the ignition switch. it covers the 2,003 honda pilot and odyssey and acuramjx. it allow the ignition key to be moved when the vehicle is not in park. 26 people reported runaway vehicles and one person was hit by their vehicle and broke a leg. >>> low cost bus service is up and running in the bay area, the first mega bus took off and headed for los angeles. the company offered fairs -- fares as low as $1. buses also leave from oakland and san jose. >>> in the east bay regional parks department has a new horse. the foundation acquired the horse named justin. he is a one year old quarter horse and he will be valuable for patrolling and public recommendations. >> it is a different type of policing. you can relate to the people differently. everyone loves a police horse and it helps us get into remote areas and very steep terrain w
through martinez. back over toward parts of the east bay. san francisco over to oakland a little heavier toward san rafael. looks like right there on the san rafael side of the richmond san rafael bridge. off the coast you can see right off the marin coast in san francisco there is a little bit stronger cells inching closer. it's not cold it's really mild. if you don't have rain cloudy conditions and foggy. there is a little low right there. that will give us enhancement here in the morning. look for cloudy skies and rain. just kind of a foggy rainy day. 60s on the temps. even the lows or upper 50s to near 60 for some. we won't see much of a change on the temperatures from lows to highs. the rain will end tonight. fog very, very thick. i think north bay, east bay out to the valley it will be a big issue here. it does look quieter. breezy. that should wipe out the fog. >>> right now the european markets are all trading higher this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the
stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. the proposal comes after voters failed to pass proposition q. he believes the station closers are inevitable and firefighters need to prepare for that reality, the fire chief told us. >> we have a lot of job as far as reorganizer the fire district. how we operate, how we respond. we're going to have to get to working on all those things. but until the decisions are made on the station closure, we can't begin those. >> the chief said today the department has taken steps to cut costs in over area. cutting fire fighter pay and adjusting systems. if the plan is approved those stations would shut down in early january. again the board of s upervisors, they have not yet voted on this station closure plan. they have expected to vote on it though at some point later on tonight. we'll continue to monitor this meeting and have further updates for you throughout the evening. for now we're live in martinez tonight, alex sadvige, ktvu news. >>> chief craig stekler joined the fremont police department as deputy chief. he became the chief in 199
stations. the martinez, walnut creek, lafayette, and clayton stations will close next month. >> the list of possible closures come after voters rejected measure q a temporary parcel tax that would have kept the stations open. >> the board of supervisors meeting is scheduled for 2:00 this afternoon. kron 4 will tdan is following the story we will have a live report in our next hour. >> new this morning firefighters battled a one alarm fire at a commercial building in east oakland this morning. the fire was reported route 130 at 6145 international boulevard. >> we have a photo of the flames coming from the building. they did have the fire under control within about 15 minutes. no injuries have been reported. the oakland fire department said the fire was started by squatters and the vacant building. >> here on the kron 4 news we are keeping an eye on the federal reserve. a to that policy meeting of the federal reserve began sunday. as it appears the fed will continue moving forward with programs to stimulate the economy. the fed is likely to continue to purchase 45 billion a month in long t
bound on 68 coming from highway 4 in martinez. that is a rough ride. not a hot spot but certainly a slow rise the south bay freeways highway 85 to the west valley and 87 northbound from the on the valley as you head north toward downtown san jose. >> thank you george we're watching water on the bay area rivers that has been a concern especially on sunday we got close the flood level. the russian river over hills burn and burn bill about 10 ft. above flood stage. also the napa river those river levels are safe. also with coyote creek. we are so watching what happened incorte madero. we are watching closely what happens there when we get heavy rain. will tra hourthat this is our sole reporter is joining us. >> it does not take much to start getting nervous out here at the cree.creek. the crek gets plugged up and a lot of debris in the water causes most of the problems. this week in we did get close to flood stage. it was basically right at flood stage. so far we are well below that which is great news. that does not stop residents as you can see over here a lot of sandbags. as you said bac
next month. will is at the fire station up for clothes and martinez. good morning will. >> up for closing in martinez. >> according to the county supervisor they cannot afford to keep it open anymore. this one or the three other ones. lafayette, walnut creek, and clayton. residents recently voted to reject measure q which would have generated millions of dollars to keep all of the fire stations open. now they do not have that they are on the chopping block. in fact they will make a decision at 9:00 a.m. this morning. a couple of options is to shut it down but maybe it can be staggered. or it can be kept open but instead of full- fledged firefighters may be higher some medical people to staff here. most of the phone calls came to the fire stations or for medical responses. at the very least have an ambulance and some paramedics that can come. that is on the table. however, it looks like all four will be shut down. >> thank you will. we would check with your later. >> firefighters battled a one alarm fire at 6145 international boulevard. we have video. it is an abandoned buildin
stations in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette, and clayton, the city's only fire station. he says all cities within the district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having ten units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays, when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. the good news is there would be no layoffs involved in these closures. but the district does tell me if they can't find a financial solution next year, we could see two more closures. in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> there is some new action to try to end the costly eight-day strike at the ports of los angeles and long beach. after an overnight intervention by the mayor, both sides have agreed to bring in a federal mediator. cbs reporter randy paige with the latest on the negotiations. >> both parties have agreed to federal mediation and to a federal mediator. >> reporter: an exhausted mayor announced both
stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. >>> time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair there to washington, d.c. >> and the star is re
, martinez, lafayette and clayton. that leaves clayton without a single fire station. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: starting next month the city won't have a fire station. that means the near he was fire station to clayton will be 3.5 miles away in concord. last night's vote comes after voters failed to pass measure q. measure q was a parcel tax that, if passed, would have prevented these closures. these closures will save the fire protection district $3 million. the district is facing a $17 million deficit and says it spent its reserves. but for clayton neighbors, the savings don't outweigh the costs it will mean for their city. >> it's hitting us at a tender spot with us because of what we have been through and we know what others will, unfortunately, have to go through. >> reporter: kelly's clayton home was destroyed in a fire a year and a half ago. her teenaged son narrowly escaped death because firefighters were just minutes away. she is worried the next fire in her town could be worse. the district says they understand these concerns from neighbors and they say
four five houses. the ones in walnut creek, clayton and martinez, will close after january 1. the 4th in lafayette is already closed. the county's top fire official says the loss of property taxes and a failed tacts measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. he says now an already understaffed agency will have to do even more with less. >>> the holidays are prime time for crooks trying to pass counterfeit bills. the clues to look for if you suspect a fake. >> plus, the medical breakthrough making it easier for couples to conceive. >>> then iced out. dozens of hockey games lost. how local businesses are losing out in the nhl lockout. >> and remember, you can track the rain anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. to reach a deal that would e this year's hockey season. ready done. >>> negotiations resumed today between nhl owners and players hoping to reach a deal to save the hockey season. but a lot of damage is done. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez in san jose with a look at how the lockout is costing the downtown busin
martinez dice quÉ es artecho y a quienes ayudan. >>> bueno, me llamo lourdes vivo acÁ, en lima perÚ. bienvenidos a mi hogar, a mi, este es todo para mÍ. >>> luz estÁ orgullosa de enseÑar su casa de madera, es pequeÑa, pero no se cuela la llovizna en invierno y es fresca en verano. >>> recuerda como si fuera iyer los dÍas en que la construyÓ con estudiantes de techo para mi paÍs. >>> sÍ, es pequeÑa, es verdad pero tiene la sala, el dormitorio, y tiene piscina, lo siento asÍ, es el indicio que me dierion, la esperanza en la zona. >>> es lÍder en su comunidad, y transmite autoestima a familias pobres a las que capacitan en oficios para consÉguir empleos. >>> me llena de orgullo tener una de 7 maravillas en el mundo, pero no debe alejarlos de la realidad. >>> los jÓvenes buscan los fondos, y buscan a familias necesitadas, y construyen casas con sus propias manos. >>> nay que tener barro para saber de quÉ se trata la pobreza, conocer, compartir, almorzar, conversar, cargar madera, ser barrida en el asentamiento, y se da cuenta que tiene demasiadas oportunidad para compartir
, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire officials say they will have to do even more now with less. >> we should have roughly 600 firefighters on our staff. currently we have roughly 250. so we're only at about 44%. so any further degrading or reduction of our service just puts us further behind the power curve. >> contra costa fire district serving some 600,000 people over 300 square miles. more stations could close this summer, as well. >>> in other headlines around the bay, a proposal to buy a drone from the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. >>> san francisco police hauled a load of marijuana and pot growing equipment out of the house that burned in the haight-
in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says closing the stations will lead to long are response times. as the failure on of them are valid there are few options left--as the failure of the proposition on the november bund ballots. >> the next meeting is set for december 11th. at that point the board will make a final decision on the fate of those four fire stations. >> 3 firefighters were heard responding to a traffic accident in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home this morning. orinda fire capt michael rattaaey the firefighters kelly morris and a firefighter named steve rogness or spun into a crash on highway 24 in orlando sunday morning when n s u b lost control and ran sacked the road and hit them. the three firefighters are back in recovery. >> watching what is happening in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue a
interpreter] -- spanish interpreter] good afternoon, my name is elena martinez from power. i know many families that will benefit from this program. and thank you for investing in the future of our children. thank you to the director board. on behalf of the community and all families and children, we know that this wouldn't be possible without our movement and working together. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. members, we have a motion on 10.3. >> sorry, we need to see if there is any -- >> is there any other on this item alone? seeing none on this item, is there a motion on 10.3? >> so moved. >> second. >> second. >> any further discussion? absolutely, director heinicke. >> thank you. i appreciate the speed with which this is moving and i appreciate supervisor campos' comments. he and i don't always agree on items, but we talk it out and i find him to be a genuine and thoughtful person and i appreciate the passion he's shown on this. director reiskin, i have two questions on. this supervisor campos, if you want to address any of this, we're addressing it on the consent ca
men were fighting in the first place. riley is currently being held added county jail in martinez on a million dollars bail. >> the bizarre saga of billionaire and john mcafee has got an even stranger. these fixes are show him being taken to hospital in guatemala. he reportedly collapsed after being told he would not be granted political asylum. mcafee is a founder of the company which bears his name. he has been on the run for three weeks after being wanted for questioning in a murder case in belize. mcafee is being treated for stress hypertension and an abnormally rapid heartbeat. it is 6:35 a.m. and we will be back in a couple of minutes. i live like showing use sampras's go from our roof on van ness ave. we are waking up to clear skies. >> welcome back. we are watching bay area weather. this is 1 01 southbound at the 87 interchange. san jose is at 57 degrees. >> the 2012 presidential election has become the most expensive in american history. the election broke the two million-dollar mark in its final weeks. mitt romney raised nearly $86 million in the last few weeks before th
a little bit colder than that in glen ellen. martinez and american canyon all in the upper 30s as well and then the eastern portion of the district, 30s will be common and upper 30s and low 40s around the peninsula. 41-degrees in downtown san jose. tonight all the clouds out there will gradually begin to break up but we will see some pockets of fog in throughout the northern portion of the bay area in the valleys as well as the delta. otherwise tomorrow, sunny. breezy. and warmer. and the extended forecast calls for rain to return right here to the bay area by midweek. we will have that seven day forecast coming up but right now all those clouds. look at this right here. this is an area of low pressure to the north of the bay area. those clouds are renegade clouds. drifting away if the main system providing the rain showers around the pacific northwest. and then the snow in the cascades. those clouds right there across that northwestern section of the state breaking up because now with the high pressure building in from the eastern pacific. the proximity of the area of high pressure wi
support. there is a $3 million shortfall so stations could shut down in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. >>> a mysterious invasion along some beaches in california. thousands of squid washed up yesterday along a 12-mile stretch of shore on monterey bay. no one knows why this happened. but there is a theory. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with an update. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. researchers say it could have been something they ate, something causing them to be disoriented that swim to the beach. it's still a mystery how thousands inded up on the beaches of santa cruz county -- ended up on the beaches of santa cruz county for 12 miles. this happened yesterday during high tide. some people actually tried to put them back in the water. but the squid swam back to shore. >> they don't see the shore very often. they may not understand what's going on and don't realize if they swim towards shore they will run out of water. >> scientists have a different theory on how the squid ended up on our shores. they believe el nino weather patterns drew them
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